How is council tax calculated?

We calculate your council tax by using the valuation band of your property.

Your home is allocated one of eight bands according to its market value at 1 April 1991. But, be aware that the price of your home today is not a good guide on what your band should be.

To work out the amount you pay in each band we look at the money we need to run the services we provide.

The amount we collect is the difference between how much budget we need to provide services and how much we have to spend. 

For information on the council's budget please see:

Your council tax bill will also include the amount you have to pay towards:

  • police
  • fire services
  • adult social care precepts
  • If you live in an area with a parish or town council, there is an extra charge for the services they provide.

We then look at how many adults live in the property.

Finally, we apply any appropriate discounts, exemptions, disregards or reductions applicable.

More information is available in our council tax booklet

Council tax information booklet

On the 6th February 2024 the Police and Crime Panel accepted the proposed precept for Northumbria for 2024/25. The Police and Crime Commissioner has signed a formal notification of precept for Newcastle City Council which has been issued to the Chief Executive.

Formal Precept Notification 2024/25